A National Program for Health & Medical Education
The primary objective of the Medical Cadets Health Organization is to educate young people about the value of a healthy body in a healthy mind. Participants in our programs learn about the basics of health sciences, mechanisms of health maintenance and of disease prevention, all at a level appropriate to their ages and skill levels.
By empowering young people between the ages of 10-18 to take an active part in health science studies, we aspire to build a healthier Israeli society, and hope to contribute to securing a healthier future for us all.
Medical Cadets was established at the ‘Plastenstein Institute for Research’ in ‘Rabin Medical Center’. Today, the Organization incorporates programs throughout the country, visiting more then 20 medical centers around Israel.
The project's activities and curriculum serve to educate young people about a variety of health science topics, and includes an experiential component in several different areas of medical science and clinical medicine (anatomy, physiology, emergency medicine, cardiology, etc.
Our staff and volunteers are a mix of medical students, highly qualified medical practitioners (physicians and other health science professionals), experienced army medical staff, alternative healers and others.
To strengthen the awareness of youth regarding health
To educate about health-maintaining disease-preventing behavior
To expose youth and the general public to the wealth of information available concerning health-related matters
To demonstrate the effectiveness of young people as volunteers and collaborators with medical professionals in promoting good health
Training young people to become "Health Ambassadors" of their communities
Training young people to volunteer and learn to build training programs for others
Hands-on exposure to the world of medicine using clinical exposures in clinics, hospitals, ambulances and discussion with health professionals
Encouraging our participants to think creatively about improving their own health, that of their peers and their society in general
Demonstrating the importance of team work and cooperation among the youth themselves, their educators and health science professionals
Acquainting young people with other cultures (within and outside of Israel) and with health behavior of their peers from different ethnic, socioeconomic, religious and national backgrounds
Establishing a youth forum for the advancement of health education worldwide
Identifying candidates who would qualify for military medical training